1961 Sunbeam Alpine Convertible, Series ll made from 1960 through 1963. A two-seater bucket seats sports roadster / drophead coupé that was produced by the Rootes Group from 1953 to 1955, and then 1959 to 1968. The original Alpine was launched in 1953 as the first vehicle from Sunbeam-Talbot to bear the Sunbeam name alone since Rootes Group bought Clément-Talbot. The Rootes Group or Rootes Motors Limited was a British automobile manufacturer. Run from London's West End, the manufacturer was based in the Midlands and the distribution and dealers business in the south of England. In the decade beginning 1928 the Rootes brothers, William and Reginald, made prosperous by their very successful distribution and servicing business, were keen to enter manufacturing for closer control of the products they were selling. One brother handled the powertrain, the other the steering and braking system. Luggage rack. Motored by an enlarged 1,592 cc (97.1 cu in) engine producing 80 BHP w K & N carburetors. A revised rear suspension, A Series II with hardtop w overdrive was tested by The Motor magazine in 1960, which recorded a top speed of 98.6 mph (158.7 km/h), acceleration from 0–60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.6 seconds and a fuel consumption of 31.0 miles per imperial gallon (9.1 L/100 km; 25.8 mpg‑US). Soft -top (stored behind the small rear seat). High fins. Quarter-height window for guide post. Roll-up window rear edge angular. Gas Tanks in fins. All chrome bumper guard. Code 39 Carnival Red (red with a touch of orange) paint. Stringray fish mouth shaped front end, hooded headlights. Big tall elliptical taillight housing & lenses. Black stripes along the bottom underneath the doors. 2 tone Ivory and Black interior. T handle floor shift automatic transmission. Vinyl dash pad.. “Center Line” Mag wheels with mock knock off spinners. Black wall tires.
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